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These burial mounds where once part of a cluster of 34 burial mounds, where of only 12 remain. they are situated high, for everyone to see, so the dead would be remembered. the mounds where raised in the bronze-age. According to peasent beliefs they are inhabited by "bjergfolk" (litteraly meaning people of the hills). these creatures where treated with a mixture of fear and respect. They are probably a demonized version of the spirits of the forefathers, wich people used to worship in heathen times. A way for the church to fight of paganism amongst the peasents was to demonize heathen gods and practises. It is said, that when the peaople of the hill held feast, the mounds would rise onto burning stakes, so that people could see inside.

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  • Copyright: Patrick Klein (lingvisten) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 1 N: 9] (79)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-10-31
  • Categories: Decisive Moment
  • Exposure: f/13.0, 1/1000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-10-31 5:16
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